When a girl goes through the procedure among the Sande, she is sworn to secrecy.
In her story, Azango quoted a 47-year-old woman who went through the painful procedure among the Sande when she was 13.
Fear of the Zoes, the traditional Sande and Poro leaders, is to blame, he said.
These facts account for the epidemic at 1364 Sande very completely.
Sande's relation of 1576 has been published in Retana's Archivo, ii, no. 1.
It is interesting to note that "All alients for roulinge on the Sande te paye pr tonn IId."
Sande, this is a pure Saxon word, signifying Mission, or being sent.
Trinidad Galves, a young woman, aged sixteen, lived at 1364 Sande and was taken sick there on April 25.